Egypt's Health Insurance Authority enjoys a strong and solid financial position, as its financial performance indices mirror its ability to expand in applying the country’s comprehensive health insurance system in more governorates gradually, Minister of Finance and Head of the Comprehensive Health Insurance System Mohamed Maait stated on Tuesday.
Maait made his statements on the first anniversary of the comprehensive health insurance system, which was launched in December 2019 in Port Said and then later launched in South Sinai, Luxor, Ismailiya, and Aswan.
Maait revealed that, so far, close to three million citizens have subscribed to the system.
The minister added that Egypt has achieved the dream of having an integrated, affordable, and reasonable healthcare through implementing the national comprehensive health insurance project, adding that President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi always asserts the imperative of providing all facilities for the system to ensure its financial solvency, sustainability, and flexibility.
He also added that the system provides 51 healthcare service providers, including eight hospitals, 20 initial care units, and 10 central healthcare units.
"The system has not set a limit of spending on either healthcare or medical services provided to beneficiaries. The substance of the system is to provide inclusive healthcare while alleviating financial burdens shouldered by the citizens,” said Maait.
He noted that new medical services will be provided in the coming period, under the system, for the beneficiaries in accordance with international accredited standards, adding that Egypt’s Health Insurance Authority will contract with further healthcare providers from both public and private sectors as well.